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Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama Chinatown-the largest Chinatown in Japan and Asia dating back over 150 years. At present Chinatown has about 4000 residents and
is considered to be one of the most picturesque Chinatowns in the world. It has 4 gates, each painted in different color, representing 4 seasons of a year.

Starting your route at East Gate you’ll find many restaurants offering street food,

as well as all-you-can-eat course at a reasonable price.

Chinatown has so much food to offer and its delicious smell won’t let you pass by without trying it.

Travel tip: taste meat buns with soup inside, open it with chopsticks to let the soup out and enjoy it with delicious black vinegar dressing.

Food aside, Chinatown is a good shopping place if you are looking for something Chinese or even Feng Shui related.

To add the cultural glimpse to your journey, please pay a visit to two famous temples, located on its streets: Kwan Tai temple and Mazu temple.

Luxury outer and inner architecture will make you feel Chinese atmosphere within Japan.
During Lunar New Year the travelers can enjoy gorgeous celebration, filled with lion dances, arts, acrobatic performances and Chinese music
in front of the temples and on its streets.

Travel tip: Both of the temples are famous photo spots
as you can stand in front and show their magnificent structure in full size in your picture.

Yokohama Chinatown

Yokohama Chinatown takes its origin from Yokohama sea port opening when it was first developed as a settlement of foreign merchants. In 1868 approximately one thousand Chinese immigrants arrived here and formed settlements that have later developed to this one of the largest in the world Chinatown, with its more than five hundred restaurants. The charm of Chinatown is getting even bigger nowadays, with its Kuan Ti Miao Temple, dedicated to General Guan Yu, its Goodwill gate, built to symbolize good relations between neighboring countries and neighboring houses, and Ma Zhu Miao Temple of the Chinese sea goddess Mazu, opened in 2006.
  • Shop/Spot name
    Yokohama Chinatown -->
  • Address
    Yamashita cho Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
  • Tel
    045-662-1252

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